Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia in Adults

  title={Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia in Adults},
  author={Joachim K. Krauss},
  journal={Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery},
  pages={168 - 182}
  • J. Krauss
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
The renaissance of functional neurosurgery in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease has sparked also the interest in other movement disorders which are refractory to medical treatment. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used only since a few years in dystonia patients. This review summarizes the available data on pallidal and thalamic DBS for various dystonic syndromes. The major advantage of DBS as compared to radiofrequency lesioning is that it allows performing contemporaneous bilateral… 

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